Iran’s Strike on Iraq: A Response to Inability to Confront Israel, Says FM

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein told CNN that Iran launched missiles at the city of Erbil, citing an inability to retaliate against Israel. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed responsibility for attacking Israel’s “spy headquarters” in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and struck in Syria against the Islamic State. The Guards stated that the missile strikes were in response to the killing of their commanders by Israel.

During the interview, Hussein denied the presence of Mossad agents in Iraq at the time of the attack. He condemned the strikes, stating that they violated international law and resulted in casualties among Iraqi Kurds.

Hussein also discussed the tensions in the Middle East, particularly the Israel-Hamas War in Gaza. He emphasized the need to stop the war and provide humanitarian aid to Gaza, suggesting that pressuring Israel’s government would help reduce tensions in the region.